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was fired today, flying in the direction of the philippines. the white house called it provocative. the successful test firing follows four failures and the u.s. and other countries have to deal with a north korea that could be a big step closer to being able to launch a missile loaded with a nuclear weapon. experts say they have a long way to go before they can threaten neighboring countries and perhaps one day the west coast of the united states and they have yet to develop a warhead to fit atop that missile. but they're making significant progress. >> if it got to the stage it can reach los angeles. that's the significance for us. and we're just five days away from when kim jong-il passed away. so there's a symbolic importance for them doing this now. so this is the furthest they've gotten. so we have to keep an eye the closer they get. they have clearly made progress. >>> in other news this morning, and to capitol hill, the slow progress being made toward a fiscal compromise in this country that would avoid tax hikes for all of us come next year. president obama and house speak
by a deadly typhoon in the philippines after more than 300 deaths. the heartbreak. it is still not over. >> see it all over her face. >>> also this morning, a beautiful little girl caught in the middle of a nasty fight. it's an adoption case involving a birth father who didn't even know he was a dad. the battle may tug at your heart strings here. hate to see a little kid wrapped up in the drama. exactly what is playing out in the family. >>> and later, it's a challenge to look so good you can parade around on the catwalk wearing sexy undergarments. the workout regiments that help victoria's secret models look the way they do. i think we all know it is what the good lord blessed them with. they can only work out so much. i am never going to look like that. >> so blessed. so blessed. >>> meanwhile, we move on to serious news this morning. particularly new concerns about the ongoing civil war in syria. the concerns now center on the possible use of chemical weapons by syrian government forces. >> for the latest we are joined by abc's alex marquardt joining us live from the turkish side of
into orbit. sections of the rocket came down near japan's southern islands and the philippines. the united states condemned the launch as a provocative act and believe it was cover to test ballistic missile technology. >>> russia is criticizing president obama's decision to recognize the syrian opposition saying they were surprised by it. the president announced his decision in an interview with abc's barbara walters. this does not mean america will be arming the rebel forces. the declaration is intended to be a show of support. the president also explained why the announcement was made now, after almost two years of war. >> the soarian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> the u.s. joins britain, france and turkey in recognizing the syrian opposition. >>> michigan the cradle of the organized labor movement, is now a right to work state. last night michigan governor ri rick snyder kept his word and signed the
as the philippines. many in the u.s. and elsewhere were taken by surprise. the last time north korea tried to launch was april which ended in an embarrassing failure. to chris lawrence our pentagon correspondent, chris, the u.s. officials do they have any doubts that this is for real? >> reporter: don f they did, those doubts are quickly disappearing. i just got off the phone with a u.s. official who confirmed to me that the on object north korea put into space is still? or bit and the officials are going through final calculations to confirm whether it was indeed a satellite, as north korea claimed. regardless of that, it is confirmed that north korea did successfully go through three stages of this rocket, which is a jump in technology for them. this is the type of rocket that has the range to hit areas in alaska or u.s. bases in hawaii. so there is, you know, some concern over this success by north korea, don. >> so chris, how worried are pentagon officials again about the successful launch? you said there is some success with this but how worried are they about it? >> there are still some ways t
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